Define Bearing at Supports


Bearing at supports is essential to structural engineering, especially when dealing with timber elements. This feature in Advance Design focuses on verifying the ability of timber elements to withstand Compression perpendicular to the grain. In simpler terms, it ensures that the timber can adequately support vertical loads without failing due to compression.


How to access the command

To access this feature, follow these steps:

1. Select a linear element within your model.
2. Navigate to the Properties list.
3. Under the Design section, locate and click on Bearing at supports.


Bearing at supports - properties list

Bearing at supports - properties list



How to define verification parameters

To ensure an accurate assessment of the bearing capacity of timber elements, you have to configure the verification parameters. Follow these steps to define verification parameters:


Bearing at supports - report


Benefits: why is it important?

The significance of this verification lies in ensuring the safety, durability, and overall performance of your structural designs. If timber elements are not properly evaluated for their bearing capacity, it can lead to structural failures, potentially compromising the integrity of the entire project.


By using the Bearing at supports feature in Advance Design, you can:


Incorporating this feature into your design process can lead to safer and more robust structures, making Advance Design a valuable tool for structural engineers, particularly when working with timber elements.



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